This itinerary covers three of the most impressive wildlife areas in Tanzania’s northern circuit. Begin in Tarangire National Park where the Tarangire river supports a wide range of species before flying to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After taking in the wildlife of Ngorongoro, fly to the Serengeti for your final stop. Sanctuary Kusini is built around the path of the wildebeest migration and so ideally located for observing cheetah and wildebeest. This classic northern circuit fly-safari is exceptional both from a scenic and a wildlife perspective.
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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Arusha via Doha with Qatar Airways. (N)
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport in the afternoon, you will be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge for a 1-night stay. The lodge is located on a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha. (D)
Early morning transfer to the Arusha airstrip for your flight to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a camp representative and take a 30-minute transfer to Sanctuary Swala Camp, with game viewing en route. Stay for 2 nights. In the afternoon there will be time to relax before going on a wildlife drive in a 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. Return to camp before dinner. (B, L, D)
This morning awaken to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is
served on your tent’s deck. Morning wildlife drive, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a swim in the pool or relax on your private deck and watch the wildlife congregate at the waterhole. In the late afternoon, head out for a wildlife drive. Return to the lodge to freshen up before meeting around the campfire for a pre-dinner drink. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Lake Manyara. You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to camp. Stay 2 nights at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, located in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area, on the crater rim. (B, L, D)
Awaken early this morning to a warm cup of tea or coffee served on the veranda of your tent. Enjoy a wildlife drive down into the great caldera, home to 30,000 animals including predators and flamingos. Return to the camp in the afternoon before pre-dinner drinks by the campfire. (B, L, D)
Transfer back to Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti. You will be met and driven to the camp which is about 30 minutes through the Serengeti with wildlife viewing en route. Stay 2 nights at Sanctuary Kusini Camp*. Afternoon wildlife viewing activity which may include a star safari. (B, L, D)
Today you may choose to either partake in a full-day wildlife drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch or remain close to camp with morning and afternoon wildlife drives. The area around Sanctuary Kusini Camp is famed for its cheetah. While at Sanctuary Kusini you have the chance to contribute to cheetah conservation research through the Serengeti Cheetah project. In the evening, return to camp and climb to the top of the kopje for stunning 360 degree views of the Serengeti. (B,L,D)
Morning wildlife activity (time permitting). Transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro International airport. Take your onward flight to London via Doha. (B)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 5-star accommodation. *Sanctuary Kusini Camp may be substituted for Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp between June and November. This is a mobile camp which offers year-round migration viewing as it moves around the Serengeti. Generally the camp will be located in the western Sergengeti from April to July, northern Serengeti from August to November and then the southern Serengeti from December to March each year, depending on actual migration movements. As a result, there is excellent game viewing all year round.
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First built in 1927 by an American coffee farmer, The Arusha Coffee Lodge is the first five star property in Arusha, and is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, with sweeping views over a working coffee estate and Mount Meru. The Lodge has all of the amenities and luxuries for the discerning traveller, and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. Accommodation includes lodge bedrooms and delightful garden chalets which feature multi-level living areas, with huge balconies and stunning fireplaces. Although the rooms are not air-conditioned, each does have a ceiling fan. All rooms have a coffee interior theme, with a private coffee grinder and in-room percolator, to help experience the true aroma of the coffee estate. The hotel has 2 restaurants (both of which offer buffet and a la carte menus), and 3 bars. There is a heated swimming pool for guests, and there is also access t...
Sanctuary Kusini is the only permanent camp in this remote part of the southern Serengeti that the wildebeest migration visit each year. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop and on the path of the wildebeest migration, the camp is ideal for spotting cheetah and wildebeest on the grassy plains in the calving season from mid-December to March. Accommodation is offered in 12 double tents scattered around the main kopje. Activities on offer include wildlife drives and stargazing safaris. In the evening, guests can also climb to the top of the main kopje, relax on large pillows and view spectacular sunsets with cocktails and snacks.
Features: 12 double tents, dining area, lounge, library, curio shop, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: En suite facilities with an indoor shower, large private decking, comfortable...
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, providing a view of the caldera. The intimate camp comprises of three large and comfortable tents, a dining area, a lounge area perfect for afternoon relaxation and lounge bar where pre-dinner drinks are served. All of the main areas include breath taking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Activities include wildlife drives lead by qualified guides in closed 4x4 game viewing vehicles. Full-day game drives depart the camp in the early morning and return in the late afternoon. It is also possible to visit a local Masai Village to enjoy cultural activities and gain an insight into the life of the tribe.
Features: 10 safari tents, lounge area, bar, dining area.
Room amenities: En suite bathrooms with indoor bucket showers, king-size beds, hairdryers, mosquito nets, safes, small sitting...
Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp offers year round migration viewing as it continuously follows the migration as it moves around the Serengeti. Generally, the camp will be located in the western Serengeti from April to July, northern Serengeti from August to November and then the southern Serengeti from December to March each year, depending on the migration movements. With just 10 luxury safari tents, guests can truly live among the migration. The large and comfortable communal tents have a dining area, lounge area and lounge bar where pre-dinner drinks are served. All of the main areas have breath taking views of the surrounding scenery. Comfortable sofa spots are also set up around the camp to afford viewpoints. Wildlife drives offer the opportunity to get even closer to the Migration experience and should you wish, a full day out in the bush on safari can be arranged. The bird...
Sanctuary Swala is located in a private section of the Tarangire National Park. The 12 luxurious open-plan and spacious canvas tents are all within sight of a waterhole which elephants regularly visit. Activities include wildlife drives (both day and night) in customised open 4x4 safari vehicles and bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners. Guests can also relax with a cocktail and watch the sunset.
Features: 12 tents, dining area, deck, library, infinity swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, complimentary Wi-Fi (in tents & main areas).
Room amenities: En suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, comfortable king or twin sized beds, campaign chairs, plush sofas, hair dryer, ceiling fan, safe, mosquito nets, private...
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